The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) has announced that it has been awarded a Gold Healthy Venue accreditation, making it the third venue in the world to achieve the highest-level accreditation by the World Obesity Federation’s Healthy Venues Award programme.
The CCD was previously awarded a Silver status in 2017 but after completing the required evaluation criteria, the venue has now been upgraded to Gold status.
The Healthy Venues Award encourages venues to support their delegates and staff in making healthier choices during conferences. It is broken down into three components: workplace health, healthy catering and promoting activity.
Stephen Meehan, CEO of The CCD said: “We are proud to be awarded the top level Gold Healthy Venue accreditation. We look forward to offering the highest standard of healthy and active choices to delegates, clients and employees once it is safe for face-to-face events to return. We now have more resources and options in place to support everyone that passes through our doors to make healthier choices and improve their wellness.”
For this accreditation, The CCD focused on a range of criteria that aimed to promote healthy eating, physical activity, healthy events and overall workplace health. The team will continue to monitor progress and feed information back to the World Obesity Federation’s Healthy Venues Award programme with a view to continually improving healthy events.